Board of Friends

The purpose of the Board of Friends is to effect a close working relationship between leaders in the community and the faculty, staff, and students in the School of Social Work and to influence development and advancement activities for the School.

The Objectives of the Board of Friends are to:

  • Assist the School in securing financial resources
  • Study needs and opportunities for private funding for the School
  • Function as an advocacy group for the University and the School
  • Assist in the recruitment of outstanding students to the School
  • Advise the School on long range planning

Members of the Board of Friends:

Russell (Rusty) L Bennett LGSW PhD CSI color(2)Dr. Russell Bennett





Julia CaddellMs. Julia Caddell




Becky S Corbett photo.smallMs. Becky S. Corbett





Ms. Lady Portis Cunningham


Mr. Tim Davis


Jeannie DukeMs. Jeannie A. Duke, Vice-chair




James DupreeMr. James Dupree




Laurie HerefordMs. Laurie Faulkner Hereford




Ann LangleyMs. Ann Langley




Ms. Brenda S. McCary


Mr. Maxine McCullar


Amy Mansue.2Ms. Amy Beaulieu Mansue





NEISWENDER_MAY2015Dr. Carolyn Neiswender, Chair





Sarah Osborn  Ms. Sarah Osborn




Nadine   Ms. Nadine Penaskovic





Carroll C. Phelps.   Ms. Carroll Phelps





Miller Piggott  Mrs. J. Miller Piggott




Wayne Sellers  Mr. J. Wayne Sellers




Tony Walker  Mr. Tony D. Walker




Mr. Mark Wheat


Jackie Williams  Ms. Jackie Williams





For more information about the Board of Friends, please contact:
Liz Dykes
205-348-5384 or